The Prospector

Kristopher Rivera
At the beginning of Kristopher Rivera’s sophomore year, he was sitting in a psychology course, pondering his future in regards to a career. He questioned if he really wanted to pursue a career in psychology, which was his major at the time. Feeling uncertain, he began to think of how one decision at that moment would shift everything about his future. He seemed to do well when it came to writing, and he enjoyed reading about bands in magazines such as Alternative Press, Rolling Stone and SPIN.

So then he did some research and found that journalism was the way to go.

Now, Rivera, senior multimedia journalism major, is scheduled to graduate this fall. It’s also marks his third year with the Prospector. He’s covered stories in sports, entertainment and news.

In between some time at the Prospector, Rivera landed two internships. He spent his fall 2012 semester in Washington D.C. as an intern reporter for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire. Many UTEP students like him have had the privilege to go experience living at the nation’s capital. He covered stories in the area, and saw political figures such as President Barack Obama, Sen. John McCain and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Rivera also had a nice opportunity to see the Who at the National Press Club, where they talked about their organization to help children with cancer.

This summer Rivera was in Sacramento, Calif. working as an intern reporter for the Sacramento Bee newspaper. He had the opportunity to cover all kinds of stories such as a homicide, community events, major league baseball games—specifically the Oakland A’s and the San Francisco Giants, and he had some opportunities to work on some music features. He interviewed Ellie Goulding, Cedric Bixler-Zavala (the Mars Volta/At the Drive-In), Randy Ebright of Molotov and a few other artists.

Rivera said he’s been blessed to have these opportunities, and it all started at the Prospector.

Rivera is also a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Kristopher Rivera, Copy Editor

May 06, 2014
A little growing up every time you do a little letting go (Story)
Dec 03, 2013
Adderall production and managing abuse becomes a balancing act (Story)
Nov 26, 2013
French Club hosts clothing drive for children’s home, resources scarce (Story/Media)
Nov 20, 2013
The Prospector staff travels to New Orleans for media awards (Media)
Nov 19, 2013
In memoriam: Achim Schweighofer (Story)
Nov 19, 2013
Prescription drug abuse an ‘epidemic’ (Story)
Nov 17, 2013
Foreign exchange student on life support after accident at Miner Village (Story)
Nov 15, 2013
Foreign exchange student hit by automobile at Miner Village (Story)
Nov 14, 2013
Aaron Jones out for the remainder of the season (Story)
Nov 12, 2013
WE HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN ABOUT YOU: Three wars, one story (Story)
Nov 12, 2013
Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlap for the first time since 1888 (Story)
Oct 22, 2013
Student survives fall, shares story (Story)
Oct 22, 2013
Following the pill trail (Story)
Oct 22, 2013
Sympathy for the chill pill (Story)
Oct 14, 2013
Accident at Union raises safety concerns (Story)
Oct 11, 2013
El Paso gets its first dose of The Cure (Story)
Oct 08, 2013
Drumming to his own beat (Story)
Oct 01, 2013
Parade route changes due to inner campus construction (Story)
Sep 17, 2013
Man Man talks tour and new album (Story)
Sep 12, 2013
Rain causes problems on campus (Media)
Sep 10, 2013
Military Student Success Center grows with increased population (Story)
Sep 10, 2013
UTEP vs. NMSU blood drive goal higher than previous years (Story)
Sep 03, 2013
Mike Wiebe of the Riverboat Gamblers talks Warped Tour and Texas music scene (Story)
Aug 28, 2013
Get to Know UTEP’s Black Greek Letter Organizations (Story)
Assayer of Student Opinion.
Kristopher Rivera